I ive in Scotland and we have almost eradicated the virus but not quite, its still out there. I have been shielding but yesterday they relaxed the restrictions and I can meet a max of 8 people outside ensuring the 2m social distance and I can have a 1 household bubble.
It is mandatory to wear a mask where social distinding is not possible.
How has it affected me, I can't answer that because the virus is still there, there is no vaccine or cure so life isn't back to normal and nor should it be. So when its gone or they have a vaccine, I will be following government guidelines and taking every precaution